[GRASSLIST:2840] Re: d.mon can't bind to socket

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Jan 3 03:24:06 EST 2002

Anthony Morton wrote:

> I think this problem has been reported before but I haven't seen a
> response.  (Maybe I'm not looking in the right place.)
> I've just installed grass5.0pre2 under MacOS X using XFree86 4.1 with
> XDarwin 1.0.6.  All goes well until I try and start a monitor.  Then I
> get the following:
> GRASS 5.0.0pre2 > d.mon start=x0
> using default visual which is TrueColor
> ncolors: 16777216
> Can't bind to socket; already in use?
> No socket to connect to for monitor <x0>.
> Problem selecting x0.  Will try once more
> No socket to connect to for monitor <x0>.
> Thus I'm prevented from starting any monitors.  Has anyone any
> experience with this problem?

Does the filesystem containing the data files support Unix-domain
(AF_UNIX, aka AF_LOCAL, AF_FILE) sockets? Do you have write permission
on the directory containing the selected mapset (i.e. $LOCATION)?

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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